Favorite Vehicle: 1965 ½ International Scout
Enjoying hanging at the shop as a kid, David has relished in the opportunity to spend quality time with his father. For the past 15 years David and Francis have managed to build a business relationship as well as maintaining a father son bond that the company is built upon. One of his most challenging tasks is bringing the company into the 21st century while maintaining it’s family like feel and transparency. With what he feels as the best staff in the interior, David will gladly steer you in the right direction for repairs, maintenance, or massive projects.
Favorite Vehicle: 1960 Mercedes 190sl
Born and Raised In Kamloops, Francis opened Riveryde in the 80s. He was factory trained on Mercedes Benz and eventually found his love for imports through his inability to turn down a project. The experience that Francis has accumulated over the years is vast. His ability to share it with his staff is instrumental in the direction the business has taken over the years. Francis has been a long time sponsor of numerous sports teams in the community, including the almost famous Riversyde FC a soccer club that is now in the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame for its dominance in the sport for so many years. A reputation built on honesty and integrity is Francis’s receipt for success and it’s one we strive to maintain today and each and every day after.
Favorite Vehicle: Audi R8
Derek Merrell was born and raised in Coquitlam B.C. where he was actively invested in his passion for music & the outdoors. He has been working as a automotive mechanic for 10 years. Derek has his journeyman ticket along with his vehicle inspection license, to accompany his keen sense of vehicle diagnostics and repair. Derek moved to Kamloops 7 years ago looking to live the adventurous lifestyle that the interior offers. Derek fills his time away from work with his young family and hunting as frequently as possible.
Favorite Vehicle: Ferrari 458 Italia
Angelo Rende was born and raised in Kamloops B.C. He has been in the automotive industry for over 20 years. Hobbies include music, tattoos, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Bills. His primary mission in the service industry is to always ensure you get the utmost in service and honesty. His mission is to do everything he can to make sure our customers are driving a safe and reliable vehicle and that we treat you as part of the family and not just a number.
Favorite Vehicle: 1960 Jaguar E-Type
Born in Terrace and raised in Barriere on a farm, Sean is the ultimate hillbilly with a twist. Sean is our electrical genius and master of all things mechanical. Since joining our team Sean has had the opportunity to work on just about everything that moves. Hobbies include golfing, dirt biking, heavy machinery, and fixing things nobody else can fix.
Favorite Vehicle: BMW M3
Bryce joined the team at Riversyde in 2016 and has since become our ‘Jack of all Trades’. He is efficient and thorough and has great attention to detail. He is always intrigued by the new projects and opportunities at the shop. Bryce does everything from old classics to modern diesels, to European sports cars and everything in between. He is the guy you can talk to about lifted trucks, tuning, or any other performance application you can think of. While proficient and talented with any job, Bryce is the most passionate about project cars and performance modifications. Bryce’s interest in automotive mechanics started at a young age out in the shop with his father and brother. Outside of the shop, you can find him strolling through a local car show, snowmobiling with his friends and family, or in the trails with his dog.